Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte on his first year at the club
The 2021/22 season for Tottenham Hotspur had all the ups and downs that one could possibly ask for. There were heavy expectations from new manager Nuno Espirito Santos but he failed to truly leave a mark and was relieved of his duties just after three months into the season.
In came reputed manager Antonio Conte, after his recent success with Inter Milan and many believed it to be a shrewd signing by Daniel Levy. He arrived last year in November after Nuno Espirito Santo was relieved of his duties at N17.
In truth, the signing did turn out to be as expected with Conte working his magic to make the team have a top-four finish in his first season in charge at the club.
With the same squad at his disposal as his predecessor, it would be safe to say that Conte’s appointment led to a successful season for us and a position no one would have expected come November of last year when the Italian was appointed.
This season saw Levy putting his trust in the manager and Spurs had a very impressive summer transfer window with new signings coming in accordance with the requirements of the manager.
The team is currently third in the league and while speaking in an interview (h/t Football.London), Conte was asked about his first year at the club.
“For sure, we must be happy because in one year we made a lot of progress in every aspect because to finish last season in the Champions League place, in fourth place.”
The Italian has brought forward an ideology that could be associated with the squad, something which was lacking since the time of Mauricio Pochettino.
Every player in the team is aware of his duties and there are clear plans on how to approach a single game. Conte has been able to take the most out of the club’s talisman, Harry Kane who was on the verge of leaving the club previously.
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More than anything, Conte has embedded a winning-at-all-costs mentality in the squad which is quite visible from the way we have turned recent games in our favour. Hopefully, the players carry on the same mentality and approach when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool visit on the weekend.